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healthcare law. a reboot of sorts after weeks and weeks of really bad p.r. the president pumped up what he called obamacare successes. he spoke at the white house part of it live here on fox news channel, surrounded by people he says are benefiting from the new law. his aides say it's an effort to move past the problems with the enrollment web site which the feds say they have dramatically improved. the white house says around a million people visited just yesterday, and if the vast majority did not have any problems. the president says that is proof the law is now working. >> after just the first month, despite all the problems in the roll-out, half a million people across the country are poised to gain healthcare coverage through market places and medicaid beginning on january 1st. some for the very first time. we know that. half a million people. >> and as the president tries to move focus from the web site itself and back to the basic office the healthcare law, republican leaders are doing the same, and attacking the law itself. >> it's not just a broken web site. this b for the vast majority of consumers has come and gone and the administration is claiming success. >> the hom binbottom line, is night and day. >> that was a low bar. >> he effectively gave itself a pass after saying 400 bug fixes and software improvements and the site is working more than 90% of the time. the site was stable only about 43% of the time. administration officials say can handle 50,000 users at a time in at least 800,000 users a day. to put that in perspective, a year ago, recorded 35 million user visits in a single day. they did not blame anyone by name. it was critical of the management team led by kathleen sebelius. >> our assessment identified weaknesses in how the project was being managed. slow decision making. the private sector. >> they echoed the indictment of government claiming that the team is operating with private sector velocity and effectiveness. whether it was intended or not, that indictment of government by the party of government is perhaps the most intriguing and bruising part of this administratio
. this comes from the "washington post" saying errors generated by the healthcare website could mean many people who think they have signed up for obamacare actually have not. that's because the glitchy website is sometimes sending the wrong information to the insurance companies. bill: the white house is still trying to put a happy face on this. >> the president believes the site has been significantly improved. and the teams in place have worked 24/7 to make those improvements including significant improvements that were made over the weekend. but the work is not done. what is the story this time? >> the story here is the percentage. the idea that maybe one in three of people who have completed the enrollment process haven't had their information conveyed to the insurance companies who are supposed to provide the coverage, then the doctors who are supposed to make the determinations as to what's covered and what's paid for. we know about the dpliches for the so-called 834 reports. but the idea one of three could have a problem is a big deal. bill: that's the error rate? >> right. bill:
to take a look for yourself in your state what is available to you. there is no reason why you shouldn't have health insurance. >> we are hearing a different story from kathleen sebelius saying they have to fix a couple houn problems saying we are not where we need to be. some krit tings are asking -- it is an attempt at the president to force his hand at a legacy. >> he is standing there alone in the wind as the whole thing obamacare collapses around him. he did not do what fdr and lbj did. they understand the majorities are temporary. he easceased on a temporary majority. american people really rejected now he's reaping the whirlwind from that. >>> the administration has initial goal of having about 700,000 people sign up by the end of november. as we know from health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius all have been much lower. >> one texas woman has been struggling to sign up for obamacare since the beginning of october. she has filled out the application twice and both times she has hit a brick wall. >> they want proof of my my personal resident id number twice
the rails. investigators now want to know if it was going too fast. the white house says is finally running more smoothly but now it faces a new test, last-minute users scramble to make this month's deadline. and the prime minister goes into hiding after antiprotesters storm the building. building a business in a bankrupt city. detroit opens its very first distillery in 100 years. ♪ good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm morgan live from new york. this morning 26,000 commuters in new york city suburbs have to find another way to get to work. this after a train derailed yesterday just outside of manhattan. the accident left four dead and dozens injured and ntsb investigators have now recovered the train's data recorder and trying to determine exactly what caused the crash. >> our mission is to understand not just what happened but why it happened with the intent of preventing it from happening again. >> reporter: the train jumped the tracks just as it was getting ready to leave the bronx and cross into manhattan and 7 cars derailed with the lead car fee
to sign up. yesterday, officials had to limit access to the site when signs of problems popped up again. today, the president will address the troubled website and his health care initiative. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. you can expect the president today to hype this newly revamped website, try to get the pubic's attention away from the site toward health care itself. this after the new got its first big test on monday. >> everybody please have a seat. >> reporter: president obama will talk about the benefits of the affordable care act today at the white house and will highlight the improvements made to the troubled website that just underwent a major overhaul. >> they're really trying to say to the american people give us another chance, give the website another chance. >> reporter: 750,000 users logged on by early last night. about double the traffic for a typical monday. the white house promised the revamped website could handle 50,000 users at a time. but when it reached about 35,00
to ask what else are they hiding? while the white house wants to claim is now working, we know obamacare is still plagued with problems. every american deserves relief from it. while this administration has to finally come clean and explain why and how americans are impacted by this law. this is not something that is helping americans. it is harming those that need help most right now. welcome back, we hope you all had time with your families. hearing from the leader about the different things that the president hit within passing this legislation, you all member the time it was passed late night on the weekend. by that time, there were democrats who were even there is about voting for it, so the administration put together a memo. a memo tohrough nervous democrats stating, when voters learn about the composition of the plant, support grows considerably. the plan has been passed. the plan is now into a process. people are learning more about it. we found from the gallup poll that just came out yesterday, it tells a different story. those who are familiar with the health ca
and headaches, president obama is renewing the push for his signature health care law. and this white house knows, they have no time to waste. to promote the law and boost enrollment, the administration will hold an event every single day from now until december 23rd, the deadline to enroll and get insurance for the new year. and it all started this afternoon, with the president himself, who said we are not going back. >> and that seems to be the only alternative that obama care's critics have, is let's go back to the status quo, because they sure haven't presented an alternative. you've got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> no, we're not going to repeal the law. and, in fact, the real ballots may have just begun. >> if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, that's what i'll do. what's important for everybody to remember is, not only that the law has already helped millions of people, but that there are millions more who stand to be helped. and we've got to make sure they know tha
, on december 1st is night and day from where it was on october 1st. >> a palpable sense of relief after weeks of worry the mood in the war room where the repair work is ongoing was good and upbeat. technicians ended saturday night with a group high five, which is the way i end most saturday nights. good news in the way of enrollment numbers. bloomberg 100,000 people signed up for health insurance through the exchange a four fold increase from october. if the white house thought any of this would elicit anything but criticisms from the other side of the aisle, that's another program. >> i don't know how you fix it. i don't know how you fix a program in this manner with one side of the aisle and taking the shortcuts we're taking to put it in place. >> you never get a second dhoons make a first impression. the first impression here was terrible. i think unfolding disaster for the president. >> as senator ted kennedy once said the work begins anew. indeed while the front door is fixed, the back where information transmitted to insurers remains in an alarming state of disrepa
says nearly 30,000 people have signed up for coverage on during the first two days of december. the numbers come after a site relaunch and surpasses signups during the entire month of october. but as danielle nottingham explains, if those numbers don't include a significant number of young people, it could spell trouble for the entire health care law. >> reporter: president obama is pushing to get more young people to sign up for health insurance. >> for your friends and your family, the most important source of information is not going to be me. it's going to be you. >> reporter: stopping by a white house youth summit, the president encouraged young adults to show their friends how to enroll. jessica brown is spreading the word on college campuses. >> young people are an important group among the uninsured. they're actually the largest bloc of uninsured. >> reporter: republicans held four separate hearings on the health care law wednesday and explored whether young people will sign up. >> if they're young and healthy, they're not going to spend thee or four days a
website. this bill is fundamentally flawed. >> while the white house wants to claim that is now working, we know that obama care is still plagued with problems. and every american deserves relief from it. >> i still think the foundations of this plan have some of the same kinds of problems that the rollout has had, but they're fundamental. very hard to overcome. >> when this website eventually gets fixed, the problems really begin for this administration. this is just beginning the disaster of obama care. >> okay. let me go back to chuck. just studying politics, don't you get the case with boehner and cantor who in another universe would be reasonable, i think, they sort of acts like prisoners of war, p.o.w.s. it's mechanical. do you sense there's a real passion among the establishment republicans, what we call the establishment, that they're going to have to live with this as they had to live with medicare and social security and down the road they'll have to marry it. >> what i sense is this lack of passion on the whole repeal, this isn't going to work aspect among
] talk about at to war on women, look no further than this health-care law. just consider some of the stories i have heard from folks in my district. she and herld me husband received cancellation notices and the replacement would told their premiums. help,he called to ask for the insurance company told marianne that if she does not sign up for a plan to law requires the enrolled her in a suggested policy. this increase will consume their gas and grocery money for the month. now she sees no choice but to cancel their insurance altogether. pat and his wife are in their mid-50's and their premium is going to jump from 248 dollars to $968 per month. that is nearly four times higher. aey have always preferred high deductible policy because they work hard to stay in good health. when they do need care, they like to shop for the best value. seen, this administration thinks it knows better than they do. then there is liz from sanford. business owner with only two employees, herself at her husband. their premiums went up 127%. she and her husband are regular hard-working healthy americ
of whether congress is productive. are trying to fight the battle on the health-care law and are being more of. we have been talking with ian swanson. thank you for joining us this morning. now to marietta, georgia. david is on our line for independents. is whenmy main comment we look at the nsa spying activity, if you know a lot about somebody you can manipulate their behavior. looking at a americans and foreigners abroad, i think about a lot of people who don't have much. now there is this force that has the ability to know anything about them. think it is any different than some he cheating and car's. you know aketing, if lot about the person you are trying to influence and purchase decision, the more you know the more successful you can position yourself to get them to buy your products. but in thisferent case it is more disconcerting because it is somebody acting in ways you just have no idea about. i think it is kind of disingenuous because it can be abused. >> our topics this morning, is government surveillance going to far? the numbers are -- you can also reach out to us on twitter,
parts of his health-care law. host: our next caller. caller: good morning. i have been in the health insurance business for 20 years. i status -- my dad started a business in 1982. i live in south georgia. we have 282 -- 282 drivers network -- there'll no longer be pediatricians -- a pediatrician center here. they are not on the network. they are not in any industry that is able to survive on $.20 margin. they could have a chance to exist. that is just the situation they have been put in. they have responded to the free market. it is 100% because of before the care act. i have been hearing the same things from constituents. it is becoming a greater issue as more and more providers are looking at other options. it is having a real bad impact already. estimatesally the just a couple of years ago say that one fourth of our fighters would disappear under obamacare. it is going to happen across the land. even if you are able to receive your card and go into the doctor on january 2, you may find out your dr. you have had for 20 years is not in the system. that is when we are going to recei
. republicans in the committee say issues with prove they can't handle undertakings. democrats disagree with that. >> we have before us an example of something that may be too big to swallow even for the u.s. federal government. >> our country's experience with social security in 1935, medicare in 1965 and a prescription drug program in 2005 democrats the government is capable of overcoming the initial problems with the implementation. >> president obama insists the program is working well. he spoke in front of people who said have benefitted from the new law and works well for the ma jorit of users. as you heard, republicans remain skeptical and you are hearing less about an effort to repeal the law. deputy political editor joins us to explain. good morning. the house voted dozens of times to repeal the law. we are hearing less of this. tell us why we will be hearing less from them. >> it's not popular to talk about repeal. you have seen it in poll after poll. a lot of republicans are wondering. what do they do if it begins to work. what do they do next and one of the things t
30,000 people signed up for health insurance coverage on over just the first two days of december as the website was relaunched. and that 30,000 surpasses signups during the entire month of october. but getting young people to sign up and healthy people to sign up is the key. the premiums that young healthy people pay help to bring down the cost for the sick and the elderly. at a white house youth summit, president obama encouraged the young people there to spread the word. >> for your friends and your family, the most important source of information is not going to be me. it's going to be you. >> and on capitol hill, republicans held hearings on the health care law and they explored whether young people will sign up. especially through a website that has been so plagued with problems. >>> well, wusa9 is in the midst of a virtual joy campaign for the holidays. our debra alfarone is in the web center with a look at how you can help us make a big difference for a lot of folks, debra? >> and you don't even need get up from the couch right now if you have an ipad or a lapt
and technology committee recently held a hearing on cybersecurity threats. our bipartisan expert witness panel included dr. frederick check, a computer science professor at s.m.u., dr. ruben, a computer science professor at johns hopkins university, david kennedy, former chief security officer of dibold incorporated and currently the principal security consultant for trusted sec, and morgan write, formerly with cisco security and now c.e.o. of crowd sourced investigations. now i'm not a cybersecurity expert, but i can read the words of those who are. the s.s.t. committee's hearing charter informs members that in order to fully use, american citizens must input or verify highly personal information such as date of birth and social security numbers for all family members, household salary, debt information, credit card information, place of employment, home addresses, and the like. information that is a treasure-trove for cybercriminals and identity thieves. further, the obamacare website interacts with the i.r.s. and social security administration databases thereby
here is to make sure that americans have access to affordable health insurance. the website is an important part of that. we work everyday to make the permits necessary. >> compared to the private sector, the reports over the weekend support that the private sector velocity and effectiveness now. thatou reasonably expect working under that effectiveness, according to the worktration, with 24/7 with outside consultants, that you can keep that same level of effectiveness, as you call it over the next month i'm a and years, and is it -- as it is really the government doing it? it was not working before, you now say this working with private sector velocity. any reasonably keep up that face? >> i was a couple of things about that. the answer is yes, we can in the workahead continue to around the clock as we have in recent days and weeks to make the necessary permits. what is absolutely the case is that the private sector does some things very well, and better than the government can't. . running effective websites may be one of them. what the portable care act one si
stepping up the health-care benefit for servicemembers during that period. they stepped up the housing allowance benefit, and that is not where the politics on the hill are with spending these days. i think that is a critical part of the discussion, the rate of growth on personnel costs will not be what it was the past 10 or 12 years. host: a major story estimates that roughly $92,000 is the annual personnel cost per active-duty member. when we say personnel cost, what is being counted with that number? guest: that is an important question because the pentagon accounting methods are arcane and confusing. what we did here to avoid the fuzzy math issue, we look at specifically the line item in the budget called military personnel. what this includes is active- duty pay, active-duty housing allowance because some of your viewers may know the military provides a tax-free stipend for housing for servicemembers, which in the washington area can be over $2000 per month. that also includes retirement accrual. there is a generous retirement account for people serving over 20 years, and some hea
base after a rocky rollout of democrats are dispirited. this is the latest in a series of event where the president spoke to the base and what he said was music to the democratic base's years, talking about income despair itty and stronger union, tying the affordable care act into the theme. >> the idea that a child may never escape the poverty because they lack decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, it should offend all of us and compel us to action. we are a better country than this. let me repeat: the combined trends of increased inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the american dream, our way of life and what we stand for around the globe. >> there's a public polling unit and it was found that the president's approval rating among a core constituency that got him elected, that 19-24-year-old, a 41% approval rating. most concerning for the affordable care act is the poll asked young people will they enroll in the affordable care act. this group of young invincibles is key to have their involvement
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numbers are horrendous. i know that you're upset with what's happening with the and the economy and a whole lot of other things. i know that you see that i can't get anything done because of republicans on capitol hill. i know all these things. i'm not running away from it. i'm not trying to pretend that it's not there. i know it has an impact on how i am as president. on how i am able to govern as president. so i get that. but the other thing i took away from that part of the interview, chris, is that it took me back to that guy who spoke to the democratic convention in boston in 2004. a very reflective person at the time. someone who had a vision of where he wanted to take the country. and that person is still there. that person, if you go back and read his 2004 keynote speech at the democratic convention, a shiver will go down your spine because you will realize barack obama then the candidate for senate was basically laying out the road map for what he would do as president. >> well, let's take a look. the personal and professional assault this president
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, but with this healthcare law, surely you cannot point to whatt the congress intended to be these intricate provisions because many of them did not read or understand it. >> mr. cannon is claiming that it was the intention. it was intentional and purposeful of congress to come through the wall. >> we recognize the gentleman from texas. >> thank you mr. chairman and in all of the witnesses. it's good to see some of you back. i don't remember all of you otherwise it would be all of you. but if you would suppose with me that you are in a town hall back in the congressional district and you had in elementar an elel child a student stand up and ask this question i would like to know how each of you would answer this child's question. what right does the house of representatives have two pick and choose what type of government gets funding, what is the response? start with professor turley. >> i'm sorry the last part of the question? was right does the house of representatives have to pick and choose what part of the government gets funded? >> i think the answer is clear. the order of the three branches are
americans. >> so hhs officials announced a surge of web traffic to saying more than a million people visited the site on monday and former president bill clinton also spoke about the law yesterday saying its legacy will not be impacted as long as its flaws are fixed. >> if the computer problems are all fixed and it's up and running and healthy in the next several weeks, i this i that the damage will be minimal. when problem passed a bill to provide drug cover annual to senior citizens under the medicare program, it was more unpopular when it was passed and there were lots of problems in the beginning with the computers. >> so the effects would be a men mum? >> if it's fixed, that would be right. if it's worked through, i think in four or five months, people will be talking about it entirely differently and no one will want to repeal this law. they want it to work. >> you remember in 2004 when medicare part d passed, we had this same coverage and all because it was just so bad and they had the same problem, george bush had press conferences and they were -- oh, wait, that didn'
was asked about people encountering problems at here is a look. >> getting back to the backend process you said you were confident that these issues would be worked out before january 1 but obviously you can't guarantee there might be some folks out there who might see potentially a gap in their coverage because they thought they were insured at their enrollment package did not get to the insurance company properly so can the administration guarantee people that if they get a hospital or medical help for thousands of dollars that should have been covered under obamacare is with this prudential gap in coverage that was an overtly cause because of computer problems that they won't have to pay that bill? >> first of all there is not an insurance policy called obama karen i think it's important to the viewers that they understand their purchasing private insurance. first of all. secondly the general contract of queue ssi has stood up a team of experts working closely already with insurers to make sure that every 834 form past and present is accurate in time for janua
, absolutely. doctor and your other health-care professionals are always say how important exercise is for keeping your weight where it should be. people who exercise tend to be healthier for lots of reasons. some of which we understand and many of which we do not. boston, new hampshire. charles for dr. eric green from nih in bethesda. caller: hello. .hank you for your research we appreciate you and everything your staff are doing. my questions are the following. where can the general public go and have a dna test? how much is the test? what are the ethics? i will wait for your answer off- line. guest: those are some terrific questions. to recognize is we have the capability of reading out the complete genome of an individual in a day or two. ende wnant end to sequencing, it would cost several thousands of dollars. the question is should we be doing that and in which cases. so much of what my institute does and what my staff thinks about and develops and researchers is trying to create youruture to answer questions more precisely. just because we can do something, we are not ready t
, the latest on the health-care law and the administration's efforts to reintroduce it. talk about the new unemployment numbers that came out yesterday. then a discussion about china. especially on long the lines that the vice president is taking a trip. see you then. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> in a few moments, the veteran affairs department. after that, remarks by eric shin issuesout some of the better and stays returning from active duty. secretary of state john kerry will give the keynote address today at an event hosted by the brookings institution for middle east policy. they started this in two thousand three and includes american and israeli leaders from government, business and society. you can watch his remarks like that work like p.m.
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